The large number of requests from researchers and collectors, and new ways to manage digital content offered by the most important international and Italian cultural institutes highlights the need to upload Milan Coin Cabinet collections, now known mainly from printed publications.
The aim is to make it easier to study the collections and to create a system to find pictures and information to promote research and to spread the heritage knowledge.
It isn’t possible at this moment to upload the whole Coin Cabinet Collections (ca. 280.000 pieces): it is necessary therefore to start by selecting more significant groups or exemplary categories to start the process.
The first group is composed of around 200 ancient coins from the archaeological Lagioia collection, which is geographically organized and has been studied and published. The local provenance of many coins in the Lagioia group provides new clues for future research.